Wednesday, April 02, 2008

You know it was just a matter of time...

Before I talked about the New Kids reunion. Oh yea - that's right - NKOTB is back. The five bad brothers from the Beantown land are reuniting and on Friday will be on the Today Show. I'm setting my DVR tonight, baby! Why am I so excited? Well, because I've been a New Kids fan since I was 12. My last concert was when I was 17 and trust me - I've been waiting for a reunion ever since.

But, here's what's funny. I think my favorite "kid" has changed. Back in the day, hands down, it was Jon. I had posters of him EVERYWHERE in my room. There was not one single square inch of my walls that was not covered with a photo of Jon Knight. I was really lucky because my aunt worked for a magazine distributor at the time, so she would bring me STACKS of teen magazines every month. I would spend time meticulously cutting out the photos of Jon and putting them in photo albums. (Hmmm...the start of my scrapbooking? Maybe!)

So - I went online today to find my favorite all-time photos of Jon. These were the ones that hung right above my bed so that they were front and center all the time. It's hilarious how I remember EXACTLY which ones they were. Here - have a chuckle:







The one where he is pointing was my all-time favorite. Now, I look at it and I'm like "Uh...ok..." He's still cute, but not drool on my pillow, daydream in class and scribble "Ginger Knight" cute. (All things that I may or may not have done at the time) I have to admit - I still like the photo of him cuddled-up with the bear. Swoon.

Back to the story at hand. I found some updated photos of the band and one of Jon from this year and he has aged well. Considering he is 39 (Holy COW!), I think he looks pretty good. I just can't picture the New Kids at 40. Of course, I'm 31, so I should be able to, but to me - they're still 21. I digress...

Here's Jon today:



He reminds me of someone but I can't quite pin it. I'll have to sit on that one for a while.

And, here's the band. Joey still does nothing for me. Danny - eh. Jordan has moved up a few notches, but the surprise for me has been Donnie. I never cared for him post "The Right Stuff" video. But, hello Mr. Wahlberg. You're lookin' pretty fly in this photo. No, wait...it's still Jon. Sorry Donnie. Jon is still my favorite New Kid.



I hope they turn this photo into a poster. I am SO hanging it in my office.

What about you? Who was your favorite New Kid. (Oh - and I realize some of my readers are too young to even know who they were. Thanks for making me feel old - LAURA STOLLER) LOL!

14 comments:

Trish said...

OMG! I've totally checked out their website and LOVE this post! You are a riot! I am 40, and I remember taking my sister and 8 of her friends to a NKOTB in the summer of 1990--complete insanity!! It was such a good concert--I can't wait to see them on Friday!! Thanks for the smile today...

Angie said...

are you sure he's not gay? LOL

Jana said...

Man -- I am so old. (and clearly many years older than you are Ginger Knight! :-) ) Not into these guys ... ever. Sorry. But I'm getting out a chuckle out of you talking about them!

Corey said...

wow! look at them all GROWED up! lol I was a HUGE Jordan fan - but I'm loving Donnie these days - maybe because I see him in movies. But Jon has aged very well - I didn't care for him much as a teen, but he's HOT now!!!

Angela said...

I kid you not , I JUST blogged about this yesterday! Oh....I am SO excited!

Jordan was my absolute favorite. I was Mrs. Jordan Knight for many many years lol!

I can't WAIT to see how they sound now !

Jodi said...

I am 39 so they had just become popular when I was done clubbing. Wasn't really a fan, but I had the hots for Joey. I did work their concert at Kings Island thought NKOTB fans were some scary screamin girls!

Anonymous said...

I had no idea they were coming back! They were my first concert, and I shamefully admit my screaming teen girl behavior. I loved those guys!
carla

Angela said...

I would be so sad if Jon was gay....he is so good looking! Funny thing...I heard that about Jordan LOL!

Here's from one future Mrs. Knight to another!

Barb said...

I am dying laughing here! OKOTB...the reunion tour!

angiesparkles said...

I LOVED Jon too! He was by far my fave. We can continue to be friends :D

Rita said...

Okay...I think he looks like Adrian Brody. He has aged well:-)
I'll have to make sure and watch the concert tomorrow!

jendera said...

HA HA, Laura didn't know huh? I guess that does make us old doesn't it? They did put on a pretty good concert and I think Jon grew into a much better looking man. Didn't do too much for me why back when. It's funny, you blog has been the third one already to focus around NKOTB. NKOTB, that right there makes me laugh. :)

Chrys said...

I'm totally a Joey fan, but Jon was cool....Since you liked Jon, do you remember his dog's name back then????? I do! Just some trivia for you today.... :) :) :)

Ginny said...

Jonathon was my favorite, lol.